On-Street Parking

Downtown Parking Meters

The City of Cincinnati has approximately 1,400 "card & coin" parking meters around Downtown.

For easier payment, the meters accept credit/debit cards. You can still use nickels, dimes, quarters and golden dollars.

They're mounted on the same post as the traditional coin-only meters and still give you the first 10 minutes free.

Hours Of Enforcement

Downtown parking meters are enforced Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meters are not enforced on Sundays or holidays.

Rates

The first 10 minutes are free. Just push any button and wait for the screen to register 10 minutes.

Rates are posted on each meter and vary by location, so please check the meter.

How To Pay By Card:

  1. Press any button on the keypad to receive your first 10 minutes free.
  2. Insert card into slot and then remove card.
  3. Select payment amount using keypad with blue "+" or "-" buttons.
  4. Press green "OK" button to confirm amount or red "CANCEL" button to cancel transaction.
    • NOTE: If neither button is pressed after about 5 seconds, the meter will attempt to authorize amount shown on screen
  5. Wait for card authorization.
  6. Meter shows amount of paid time approved and meter expiration time, or requests another card.

How To Pay With Coins:

  1. Press any button on the keypad to receive your first 10 minutes free.
  2. Insert coins for desired time.  Use nickels, dimes, quarters, or a golden dollar.
  3. Meter shows amount of paid time remaining and the meter expiration time.

Card & Coin Meter Brochure

Neighborhood Parking Meters

Hours Of Enforcement

Each meter lists the hours of enforcement. Please read the meter carefully.

In most neighborhood business districts, parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The Over-the-Rhine and Mount Adams districts are enforced Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Some meters in Corryville are enforced until 9 p.m.

Meters are not enforced on Sundays or holidays.

Rates

Rates are posted on each meter. Rates vary by location, please check the meter.